A website, going by the name Check24.updater-checker(.)net has been reported to cause redirects to suspicious websites, according to experts. The site itself has been reported to be caused due to having adware on your computer. Although currently the website redirects to offer.alibaba.com, experts warn that it may redirect to either scamming or malicious websites, depending on what is it pre-set to do. This is why removing the adware associated with this instructions tutorial for which we have provided below is highly recommended.
|Short Description||The domain may do various dangerous or unhealthy to the PC activities.|
|Symptoms||The user may witness fake Java Update downloads as well as redirects to other potentially harmful domains.|
|Distribution Method||Via PUPs, installed by bundling (Adware) or by visiting a suspicious third-party site that is advertising it.|
|Detection Tool||Download Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected by Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware|
|User Experience||Join our forum to discuss about Check24.updater-checker(.)net.|
Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware – How Does It Spread
This particular domain may appear as a redirect in case you have an ad-supported PUP installed on your computer. Such ad-supported applications usually come bundled with freeware programs which users often tend to download from software providing third-party sites. Some third-party sites may bundle or combine the installer of the program they offer for free download with the condition that it includes applications like the Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net adware in the pretext they are included ‘free extra’. Users should be extremely careful when they install freeware and should not fast click their way through the setup process. Also, it is recommended always to seek the official website of the software you are making an attempt to download.
Another method of distribution may be referral spam on websites. The website`s top country in ranking is Indonesia which leads us to believe that it may be primarily targeting users there. However, the website has been calculated to be widely spread on a massive scale worldwide, and this is why you are advised to be aware of any suspicious browser extensions on their computer.
Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware – What Does It Do
The adware that is advertising this redirecting domain may be either a program directly installed onto the user PC or an ad-supported browser extension. Once installed, it may begin to display different forms of advertisements based on collected data from the user PC. The collected information is usually done via tracking technologies, such as geo-locator, beacons, cookies, LSOs, pixels, and others. Once data about the browsing history online clicks, searches and other information about the user is collected, he may witness different types of advertisements. The main types of adverts may be pop-ups, taken over banner spaces on websites all the way to highlighted text displaying a pop-up when the mouse cursor is dragged on top of it.
Either way online security researchers believe that Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net adware has been created with the main purpose of generating hoax traffic to third-party websites and profit directly for the service or via pay-per-click schemes. This may be indirectly risky for the user for several different reasons, related to third-party websites:
- Scamming websites that may be fake tech support sites and obtain key user credentials.
- Online frauds that may involve rogue antivirus software, pretending it has detected malware to get users to pay for the licensed version to remove it.
- Malicious websites that may infect your computer with malware.
Websites that may be phishing for the user`s financial information such as fake retailer web pages, that may resembleAlibaba, Aliexpress, eBay, Amazon and other reputable online stores. You may be able to detect those, based on their different domain names and different Information associated with the domain, such as age, IP address and others.
Furthermore, the website Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net may immediately redirect to such third-party site. This is why experts advise checking your computer for malware in case you have witnessed any unwanted advertisements lately.
Removing Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware Fully
To be rid of this ad-supported software associated with the non-encrypted web domain, the first step is to follow the instructions below. They will help you to be rid of it. But bear in mind that such programs may modify registry entries and leave behind unwanted objects such as cookies and others on your computer. There may even be a chance that you might be already affected by malware. This is why it is highly recommended to scan your computer for malware with an updated anti-malware software.
Step 1: Remove/Uninstall Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware in Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware.
Step 2: Remove Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware from your browser
Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu
Select Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware and click “Remove”
After Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
Select Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.
After Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.
From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
In the new window select ‘Extensions’
Click once on Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Check24(.)updater-checker(.)net Adware will be removed.